Klintsevich about the explosion in St. Petersburg: it is necessary to understand where the law didn’t work

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Galleryparty in fotoracconti police at the entrance to the store Intersection in St. Petersburg, where the explosion occurred. 27 Dec 2017Klintsevich about the explosion in St. Petersburg: it is necessary to understand where the law didn’t work© RIA Novosti / Alexander Galleryparty the image Bank

Hastily to talk about the tougher anti-terrorism legislation after the terrorist attack in St. Petersburg is not worth it, now we need to understand why the law did not work in practice, according to first Deputy head of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich.

On Wednesday evening in the store «Crossroads» on Kondratyevsky Avenue in St. Petersburg, an explosion occurred. According to city officials, the hospital sent nine injured, one of them serious, the rest — mild to moderate severity. The RF IC reported that, according to preliminary data, the cause of the explosion was a device Packed with striking elements, a power equivalent to 200 grams of TNT. Upon explosion criminal case on attempted murder of several persons committed publicly dangerous method. Russian President Vladimir Putin called the incident a terrorist attack.

«Our policy is to always call a spade a spade, and it was made by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, having received relevant information from the security services,» said Klintsevich RIA Novosti.

According to him, the qualification of the explosion as a terrorist attack will involve the investigation of additional mechanisms. «I don’t think it should hastily to talk about the tougher anti-terrorism legislation. First of all you need to calmly figure out what loophole was used by the offender, where, so to speak, we «thin». And it’s not necessarily about legislation,» said the Senator.

«Now in hot pursuit can assume that not exactly professionally worked security store. A terrorist left a backpack in a cell for some time hung around in the store, and then left it, not even approaching the cell. Alas, security is not tracked, although it should have been,» — said the legislator.

According to him, in General, very much depends on the professionalism of the people who are on duty are designed to ensure safety. «This is, in my opinion, to do in the first place. Indeed, in tasks of the same protection should include not only catching petty thieves», — said Klintsevich.